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Oyo CJ swears in Adebayo Lawal as new deputy governor

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Adebayo Lawal was on Monday sworn in as the new Deputy Governor of Oyo, following the impeachment of the former, Rauf Olaniyan, by the State House of Assembly.

The swearing in ceremony held at the Executive Chambers of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Agodi in Ibadan, was sequent to his confirmation by the Assembly after his nomination by Governor Seyi Makinde, as replacement for Mr Olaniyan.

The state Chief Judge, Justice Munta Abimbola, administered the Oaths of Allegiance and Office to the new deputy governor.

Governor Makinde in his remarks, urged his deputy to put the interest of the state first and see his new assignment as a position of trust.

“The position of deputy governor is a position of trust, our masters are the good people of Oyo State. So, our responsibility is to continue to serve them to the best of our abilities to deliver good governance to them,” the governor said.

Mr Makinde directed Mr Lawal to continue to supervise the State Housing Corporation and Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OSROMA), as well as the state Ministry of Justice.

Addressing journalists, the new deputy governor pledged to build on his previous performance by supporting Mr Makinde to provide good governance to the people.

The swearing in ceremony was attended by the Speaker, Debo Ogundoyin, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Segun Ogunwuyi; Secretary to the State Government, Olubamiwo Adeosun; Commissioners, and members of the state House of Assembly among others.

Mr Lawal, 58, hails from Kisi in Irepo Local Government area of the state.